Neon Genesis EvanGLORIO Episode 2: Getting a Big Gun and Shooting It

In our newest podcast series, Jel, Iro, and Gee watch and discuss the iconic 1995 sci-fi mecha classic, Neon Genesis Evangelion. Join us and watch along before the upcoming Netflix release.

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Opening Music: “Good, or Don’t Be” – Neon Genesis Evangelion OST III
Closing Music: “Next Episode” – Neon Genesis Evangelion OST I

Show Notes

2:37 Episode 4: “Hedgehog’s Dilemma” and “Rain After Running Away”

  • NOTES: This episode did not originally exist
  • Shinji running away
  • Entrusting the fate of the world to 14 year olds
  • Flashback to Misato and Shinji’s last conversation
  • Kensuke’s camping trip
  • Shinji back at NERV, for now
  • At the train station

29:48 Episode 5: “Rei I” and “Rei, Beyond the Heart”

  • Flashback: Testing Unit 00 did not go well
  • The first time we see Gendo show any emotion
  • Angel autopsies with silly chalk outlines
  • Meanwhile during PE class…
  • The first time we see Rei show any emotion
  • Curry in instant ramen sounds gross
  • Rei’s apartment is somehow more disgusting than Misato’s
  • NOTES: the books on Rei’s desk are about medicine and psychology
  • Shinji earns his harem protagonist card
  • Reactivating Unit 00
  • The Fifth Angel, Ramiel

59:23 Evangelion’s UI design is AMAZING

1:02:09 Episode 6: “Rei II” and “Decisive Battle in Tokyo-3”

  • NOTES: Anno loves using captions for that war documentary feel
  • Shinji basically dies
  • 1/1 scale dummies and other important recon tools
  • 8.7% success chance seems pretty good
  • NOTES: What is Operation Yashima?
  • Did they intentionally send Rei to brief Shinji?
  • Why does Rei agree to be a pilot?
  • Let’s just shoot the thing with a big gun
  • Iron Shield Rei
  • NOTES: Fly Me to the Moon

1:28:24 Current thoughts about the series after six episodes

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